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FMB Calls for Long Term Plans to Improve Homes

Green home upgrades, that would improve the warmth and comfort of the nation’s homes, are being held back by the lack of a clear long-term plan from the Government, new research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has found. When builders were asked to identify the biggest barrier to …

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Home improvements boosting construction work, says FMB

Repair and maintenance work is supporting recovery in the construction sector, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to today’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “The recovery in the construction sector is far from secured, as shown by today’s …

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FMB calls for review on working towards making existing homes greener

Refurb grants for people to make their homes more energy efficient should be available for an extra year rather than finish at the end of March next year urges the Federation of Master Builders. The trade body is calling on the chancellor Rishi Sunak in his spending review on November …

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National Retrofit Strategy to boost repair and maintenance sector

A National Retrofit Strategy is required to boost the domestic repair and maintenance sector in construction, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). This is in response to the construction ONS data published today which demonstrates a 3% decline in private housing repair and maintenance. Brian Berry, chief executive …

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FMB says that the Brexit election must address housing crisis

The urgent need to build more homes for everyone should be a key priority for all the political parties during the General Election campaign, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The FMB is calling on all the political parties to make house building a national infrastructure priority, along with …

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The FMB warns that new PM must intervene

With the lastest stats from the ONS show that the construction industry has flatlined at 0.0% growth in the three month on three months to May 2019, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) says that construction leaders are calling on the new Prime Minister to stimulate construction and house building …

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New Construction Minister must make licensing his mission, says FMB

The new Construction Minister, Andrew Stephenson MP, should make it his mission to raise quality and standards in the construction industry through mandatory licensing, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “I warmly welcome Andrew Stephenson into his new role and …

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First Master Builder appointed to Construction Leadership Council

A Master Builder has been appointed to the influential Construction Leadership Council, and will help ensure the Council is more representative of the hundreds of thousands SME firms in our industry, according to the Federation of Master Builder (FMB). Chris Carr, Joint Managing Director of SME house building firm Carr …

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FMB says it’s time to re-imagine the highstreet

The high street is dying but not yet dead and can still be revived and reimagined, says the Federation of Master Builder (FMB) in response to a new report by a Committee of MPs. Responding to the ‘High streets and town centres 2030’ report published today by the Select Committee …

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Construction output rises despite Brexit uncertainty, says FMB

The Government must not be complacent about the damage a ‘no deal’ Brexit would cause amid positive signs of growth in the UK construction industry, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the construction output figures for November 2018, published by the Office for National Statistics, Sarah McMonagle, …

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